Newspaper digs for truth

I WAS in Toodyay recently to make a presentation to your local Probus Club on Captain Harold Rowell’s emergency landing of an MMA jet aircraft at Fitzroy Crossing in the early hours of Saturday 31 July 1971.

Club president Joan Bath and her partner put me up for the night.

I brought home with me a copy of the June edition of The Toodyay Herald and have just finished reading it.

The attractive layout, the clarity of the typeface, the quality of the writing and the community engagement make for an excellent product – a recognition of good journalism.

Under Michael Sinclair-Jones’ editorship the paper illustrates Stirling Hamilton’s ‘wife Truth’s’ dictum: dig, discover, deliberate and disseminate.

Congratulations and warm regards.

Dr David Hough OAM
Wembley Downs

(Dr Hough is a journalist, historian, arts critic and academic; and writes obituaries for The West Australian newspaper – Ed.)